Originally from South West Wales, Tecwyn Ifan was a Baptist minister in Pembrokeshire for many years before working for the local Menter Iaith, and returning to his vocation in Llanddoged near Llanrwst. He first entered the recording studio as a member of the harmony group Perlau Taf, popular during the 60s and 70s, but when a student in Bangor, he came to prominence as a singer-songwriter who expressed the aspirations of his generation, especially the Welsh language movement Adfer.
His songs have stood the test of time, and he still composes and performs to this day. He has a string of successful albums to his credit:
Y Dref Wen, Dof yn ol, Goleuni yn yr hwyr, Edrych i’r gorwel, Herio’r oriau du, Stesion Strata and Wybren Las. His first “Best of” album was released in 1995.